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Jason Lee, Chief Information Security Officer, Zoom
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Aligning security, compliance and privacy across inventory tracking

Brad Wells, Executive Director, Information Security, and Kandice Samuelson, Senior Director, IT Governance at PPD lead a team enhancing PPD's inventory tracking system that identifies PPD’s most valuable assets. Join us to learn how...

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21 best free security tools

Check out these free, standout software tools that will make your daily security work easier, whether it's pen-testing, OSINT, vulnerability assessment, and more.

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10 pioneering women in information security

As Women's History Month comes to close, we introduce you (hopefully not for the first time) to some women who broke new ground in infosec, national security, and computer science.

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The 7 deadly sins of records retention

Record retention is both a fact of life and a growing headache for organizations burdened by a spiraling number of regulations and legal obligations. Here are worst (and best) practices for securing data and documents.

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Virginia data protection bill signed into law

The state is the second in the nation to enact a consumer data protection law along the lines of the EU's GDPR. Here's what businesses need to know about Virginia's CDPA.

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Inrupt offers a standard for controlling data and identity on the web

Founded by security and web luminaries, Inrupt has commercialized the Solid Project technology to manage sensitive data in a more secure, compliant manner...if enough people buy into its vision.

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The HITECH Act explained: Definition, compliance, and violations

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act aims to expand the use of electronic health records through incentives to health care providers and consumers. It also tightens rules on providers to...

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The most important cybersecurity topics for business executives

Data privacy, current cyberthreats, and cybersecurity culture and training top the list, but are these the right priorities?

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How strong, flexible data protection controls can help maintain regulatory compliance

An effective approach to data protection controls embraces ethical standards and anticipates new requirements. Here’s how some CISOs and other experts tackle the issue.

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COPPA explained: How this law protects children's privacy

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act is a U.S. law that aims to protect the privacy and personally identifying information of children under the age of 13 who use online services.

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HIPAA explained: definition, compliance, and violations

HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a law passed in 1996 that imposes stringent privacy and security mandates on health care providers—and most of their IT vendors.

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The 15 biggest data breaches of the 21st century

Data breaches affecting millions of users are far too common. Here are some of the biggest, baddest breaches in recent memory.

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Differential privacy: Pros and cons of enterprise use cases

Hiding sensitive data in a sea of noise might have more value than encryption in some use cases. Here are the most likely differential privacy applications and their trade-offs.

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Data security vs data privacy – they’re not the same thing

Data security and data privacy are both necessary to completely protect corporate data assets. But most companies spend most of their time on the former and much less on the latter.

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12 new state privacy and security laws explained: Is your business ready?

States from Maine to California have recently enacted privacy, data security, cybersecurity, and data breach notification laws. Let's break down what each of these laws entails and how businesses and consumers are affected.

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CPRA explained: New California privacy law ramps up restrictions on data use

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) is a new law that toughens some data security requirements, brings California more in line with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, and creates a new state agency—the California...

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GLBA explained: What the Graham-Leach-Bailey Act means for privacy and IT security

The Graham-Leach-Bailey Act (GLBA) is a 1999 law that allowed financial services companies to offer both commercial and investment banking, something that had been banned since the Great Depression. It has an infosec reach that goes...

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What CISOs need to know about Europe's GAIA-X cloud initiative

A new cloud platform based on "European values" around data sovereignty, data protection and privacy will be an alternative to the likes of AWS or Azure.

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